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Plate with Four-Part Geometric Pattern

A work made of ceramic and pigment.

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  • A work made of ceramic and pigment.

Date:

c. 1935

Artist:

Maria Montoya Martinez
San Ildefonso Pueblo, 1886-1980
San Ildefonso Pueblo, New Mexico, United States

About this artwork

Maria Martinez was one of the finest Southwestern potters of the early 20th century and her work revitalized the Pueblo ceramic tradition. She produced pottery with her husband, Julian, until his death in 1943 and also worked with her daughter-in-law, Santana, and her son, Popovi Da. Maria Martinez’s trademark black-on-black ceramics continue to be produced by her descendants and other artists from San Ildefonso Pueblo.

On View

Arts of the Americas, Gallery 136

Artist

Maria Martinez

Cultures

Pueblo , San Ildefonso Pueblo

Title

Plate with Four-Part Geometric Pattern, Plate with Geometric Border

Places

United States (Object made in), San Ildefonso Pueblo (Object made in), New Mexico (Object made in)

Date

1930-1940

Medium

Ceramic and pigment

Inscriptions

Signed on reverse: Marie Julian ca. 1993

Dimensions

Diam. 31.3 cm (12 5/16 in.)

Credit Line

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Christopher Chamales through the Antiquarian Society in memory of Emily M. Goehst

Reference Number

1985.985

Extended information about this artwork

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